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The Dot Art Duo

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About The Dot Art Duo

Stylish live jazz from clarinettist/saxophonist Joe Allen & his excellent musicians. Perfect for background music!
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Formed by Leeds-based Clarinettist/Saxophonist, Joe Allen. The Dot Art Duo is a stylish and professional live jazz duo providing stunning acoustic entertainment for all styles of event including corporate functions, weddings, parties, celebrations, breakfasts, drinks receptions and restaurant events. Whether you are looking for a bit of a background music or some upbeat swinging grooves for your parties or special occasions, you will find us an unusual little treat! We can offer you our music as a duo, trio or quartet (and can include a singer should you require). Previous clients include: • Leeds City Council & many private clients for private functions. How long do we play for? We offer the following set lengths: • 2 sets of 45 mins • 1 set of 45/60 mins • 3 sets of 45 mins How much space do we require? We don't take much space, we will only require enough space for an armless chairs a piano. (Our trio & quartet format includes a drummer & bass player respectively and so require a little more space). Get in touch for any enquiries or bookings through the Encore Enquiry form, we will get back to you asap!

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Jazz, Modern jazz, Swing, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Gypsy jazz, Cabaret, Blues, Easy listening
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Event types:
Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Charity event, Recording session, New Year's Eve, Christmas party, Birthday party, Burns night, Cruise, Theatre / Show
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The Dot Art Duo's Song list

Fly me to the moon
Stompin at the savoy
Puttin' on the Ritz
After you've gone
In the wee small hours of the morning
All of me
Almost Like Being In Love
Anything goes
Autumn leaves
As time goes by
At last
C'est si bon
Come Rain or Come Shine
Blue Bossa
Body and Soul
But Not For Me
Bye Bye Blackbird
Lullaby of Birdland
Cheek to Cheek
Don't get around much anymore
Easy to love
Embraceable You
If I Were a Bell
The Days of Wine and Roses
Georgia on my mind
The Girl from Ipanema
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
I Got Rhythm
I've Never Been In Love Before
Nature Boy
I'm Beginning To See The Light
Easy to Love
The Song is You
It Don't Mean a Thing
The Way You Look Tonight
My Funny Valentine
Moonlight in Vermont
Lady be good
Love for sale
There's a small hotel
Night and day
Pennies from heaven
Have you met Miss Jones?
'Round midnight
Recorda Me
Slow boat to China
On the sunny side of the street
What a difference a day made
There will never be another you
Only a paper moon
The lady is a tramp
The nearness of you
The more I see you
Straighten up and fly right
A nightingale sang in Berkley Square
London by night
Singin in the rain
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

They love our sound and swing, but above all our clear joy and passion while we play. We genuinely love what we play and we are passionate about performing the music we love!

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

We'll be playing in Civic Hall at the start of February for Leeds City Council providing background music for the signing of the Paris Declaration. Joe, has also played in the garden at No.10, Downing Street for a fundraising event there.

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes, our standard line-up is Clarinet & Piano, however, we can also offer line-ups featuring: Duo (Clarinet, Piano) + Vocal Trio (Clarinet, Piano & Drums) + Vocal Quartet (Clarinet, Piano, Drums & Bass) + Vocal

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

We don't provide iPod or DJ services.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 30mins to 1 hour before the performance time.

Can you roam around while you perform?

Due to the nature of our performance and the kind of instruments we use, it is impossible for us to provide this service.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Our quote include the musicians and their individual amplification (where required).

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and potentially discuss the addition of 1 or 2 songs to our set list, if the songs would fit within our style of music.

The Dot Art Duo's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£350
Up to 2 hours£500
Up to 3 hours£750
Drinks reception2 musicians
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony2 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Wedding ceremony + Drinks Reception2 musicians
- This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2x 45 min performances at the drinks reception.
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner2 musicians
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.
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The Dot Art Duo's Reviews

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Jake L
1 year ago, for a Private event in White Post Rd
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5 out of 5

Hiring Joe to perform jazz at our private event in Bodicote was a pleasure. The duo is exceptional - providing a lovely underscoring of jazz after dinner. It was perfect and just floated in the background providing a lovely atmosphere for the event. Joe is a talented individual who partners with people just as talented as himself. The duo played a wide variety of music and would recommend them for any event to anyone!

Amy (
2 years ago

The duo was just fabulous! Very professional and a joy to have at the event. They sounded brilliant, arrived promptly and packed down neatly. They created the perfect background ambience and all our guests couldn't stop talking about them. Thank you so much Joe & co!